Round 12 – AMA Supercross Championship – March 20, 2021
ARLINGTON, Texas – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb made it a clean sweep in the Lonestar state this week as he clinched a third-consecutive victory inside AT&T Stadium on Saturday for Round 12 of the 2021 AMA Supercross Championship. Coming into the three-race residency in Arlington, Webb sat two points down in the championship standings but he fought his way back to a 15-point lead as the series heads into a two-week break before returning with the last five rounds of racing.
Webb had a great start to the day, powering to the holeshot in 450SX Heat 2 and leading the first five laps of the race. He was joined mid-race by championship rival Ken Roczen and the two riders battled it out, with Webb settling into second. However, Webb found himself face down in the dirt on the final lap when another rider came into contact with him just before the finish but he quickly re-mounted to salvage a fifth-place transfer into the Main Event. Despite a less-than-desirable gate choice for the Main Event, Webb positioned himself into second off the start and he maintained a consistent pace behind the leader for the first 19 laps of racing. Patiently planning his route to get by Roczen, Webb executed with six laps to go and he held strong to claim his third-consecutive victory in Arlington.
Webb:“I was just focusing on being consistent. I rode terrible in that heat race and didn’t like being put on the ground – that fired me up and got me going for the Main Event. To ride with Kenny that whole race and make a late charge was awesome, I felt really good out there. It’s incredible to get three here in Dallas, it’s unheard of for me. I’m pumped!”
Next Race: Atlanta 1 – April 10, 2021